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Wizard
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March 25th, 2014 at 8:43:03 PM permalink
In the interests of Vegas pop culture, I direct your attention to this article: Tiger That Attacked 'Siegfried and Roy' Star Dies.

The question for the forum is what are your thoughts about it? This time, you're allowed to vote for multiple options.
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Tomspur
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March 25th, 2014 at 9:01:36 PM permalink
In my opinion Roy got what he deserved. If you play with fire you are bound to get burned and Tigers are pretty large "flames".

RIP big cat. Hope you find a nice tiger mate in tiger heaven!
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MathExtremist
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March 25th, 2014 at 9:03:17 PM permalink
I was living in Vegas at the time of the incident. When Roy recovered, he told everyone he was having a stroke and, rather than attacking him, the tiger actually carried him to get help. I tend to believe him: if a 600 pound tiger had intended to tear out his throat, it would have been gone.
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EvenBob
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March 25th, 2014 at 11:47:12 PM permalink
You screw with cats of any size and crap happens.
I have lots of cats, I know. I have fresh scratches
always. You never know what a cat is thinking
or how it will react.
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March 26th, 2014 at 4:13:22 AM permalink
I never pictured you having lots of cats, Bob!

There are reasons why we don't own tigers and wolves. We domesticated these animals into companion cats and dogs via selective breeding. When you decide to take a wild animal into custody, there is always a probability that they will exhibit wild behavior that unfortunately can ruin a life.

While Roy's incident was tragic, zoo and circus accidents happen all of the time.
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MidwestAP
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March 26th, 2014 at 4:52:16 AM permalink
You know what they say, once you've seen one white tiger, you've seen them maul!
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March 26th, 2014 at 5:51:59 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

I was living in Vegas at the time of the incident. When Roy recovered, he told everyone he was having a stroke and, rather than attacking him, the tiger actually carried him to get help. I tend to believe him: if a 600 pound tiger had intended to tear out his throat, it would have been gone.


At the time I was roommates with a magician who worked a small show on/just off the strip. Through that community, he had access to unreleased video which he said made it look like the tiger was trying to protect Roy.
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March 26th, 2014 at 6:47:47 AM permalink
That incident gave Danny Gans the opportunity he deserved and I think many people have already forgotten about him and the great person and performer he was. RIP Danny and Mantecore
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March 26th, 2014 at 7:23:12 AM permalink
RIP

My mom wanted to go to a Cirque du Soleil show instead when my parents took me to Vegas in 2001. Fortunately the show she wanted was sold out and we went to Sigfried and Roy instead. It was a great show.

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